The products liability attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III help clients harmed by a wide variety of defective items, including victims who have developed medical ailments related to their use of talcum powder. This product has been tied to ovarian cancer, a serious disease that can have lasting consequences both for the person who develops it and for their loved ones. Our Cape Cod talcum powder lawyers work steadfastly to ensure that entities responsible for putting harmful products on the market are made fully accountable. We also work aggressively to get our clients the damages that they are entitled to receive under the law. We are committed to guiding our neighbors in the community through the legal process in their times of need.
Talcum powder is a familiar product in many households, often used to keep skin dry and prevent rashes. Recently, however, the powder has also been tied to cases of ovarian cancer. Studies dating back to the 1970s show a link between talc and tumors. Meanwhile, courts in California, Virginia, and Missouri have found talcum powder makers legally responsible for cervical cancer in women who used the product.Bringing a Claim Based on Talcum Powder Use
If you or a loved one believe that you have been injured as a result of using talcum powder, you would be well-advised to seek the counsel of an experienced talcum powder attorney on Cape Cod. State law holds talcum powder and other product makers – as well as the retailers that sell those products – liable when a person is harmed by a defective product. The defect may be in the product’s design or in how the product was made.
In some cases, a product maker also may have simply failed to adequately warn people about risks related to using the product. That is a particularly significant question in talcum powder cases, given the research and court decisions tying the powder to incidences of cancer. It is unlikely that a talcum powder maker at this point can reasonably argue that it was not aware of the health risks associated with using the product.
Massachusetts law makes clear that any item sold in the state comes with an implicit guarantee that it can safely serve the expected use for which it is sold. That “warranty of merchantability” makes the product maker and seller liable for any injury that befalls someone who uses a defective product in a reasonably foreseeable way.
To prove liability under the warranty of merchantability, a talcum powder lawyer on Cape Cod would need to show that you were using the product in a way that was foreseeable. Talcum powder is often applied to various parts of the body to avoid rashes and maintain freshness. You also need to establish that the product was defective and that the defect caused you to be injured. A seasoned personal injury attorney can help you gather the necessary evidence and build a convincing case.How Our Cape Cod Talcum Powder Attorneys Can Help Victims
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we have 150 years of combined experience representing individuals and families who have been affected by harmful products. We understand the pain and stress that come with being harmed through no fault of your own. We also know how judges and juries tend to view various types of products liability cases, and we have a strong track record of success for the people whom we have represented. Our products liability lawyers can provide free consultations at our Hyannis and Plymouth offices, or we can also arrange for a consultation at another location if you cannot come to us. We do not charge a fee in most cases based on defective drugs and other products unless we recover money for you. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.